“You shall know the truth, and it will make you odd.”
— Flannery O´Connor
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this-womans-work-kb:

I’ve been reading Elizabeth Hawes’ biography this week on the train rides to my Long Island studio.  Elizabeth Hawes the obscure fashion designer, not to be confused with Elizabeth Hawes the writer … oh wait, Elizabeth Hawes the designer was also a brilliant writer!  The two women sharing the name have kept me puzzled for quite some time, but  this article in the March issue of Vogue finally cleared it up.  

I had the indescribable pleasure of handling many Hawes garments (which are as scarce as hen’s teeth) in one of my past lives as archivist.  There was just something about her pieces - the razor-sharp cutting, the unusual color palette she drew from, and the utterly sublime fabrics - that let you know right away to check the label (and she had one of the BEST labels).  Sure enough, it would read “HAWES, INC,” and I would just swoon.  Finding and touching her work was a once in a lifetime experience, and after reading her book it’s clear she was a rare breed as well.
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omgthatdress:

Belt
Elizabeth Hawes, 1948
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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retrofutureground:

Venus on the Sun at the Transit of 1874.
from the book: The Story of the Heavens, by Robert Stawell Ball
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printing the sunday times


edward bawden RA CBE
linocut c. 1956, 
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dailyartjournal:

Number 9, 120x120cm by Anne Penman Sweet on Flickr.
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Woodcut
Winter Sport (Carroll County) by Fred Geary
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redzenradish:

Needle and Thread
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irisnectar:

Mushrooms by Eszter Schall
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woven shoe,  c.mid 19th century
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kushandwizdom:

Words of Emotion
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blueberrymodern:

ter et bantine dress - maryam nassir zadeh
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